The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce recently announced it is organizing the first SML Restaurant Week, which will take place April 19-May 1.
For those looking for an art adventure this summer, the Bower Center for the Arts is offering a summer outlet for children to expand their imaginations and artistic talents with a lineup of in-person Summer Art Camps beginning in June.
Rooster Rise & Shine Distillery, located at 96 Builders Pride Drive, is set to open less than a month after being approved by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors at its most recent meeting.
The Moneta Athletic Club (MAC) offers a variety of classes that can help with cardio, muscle building and endurance.
With COVID-19 vaccines being distributed across the state of Virginia, Bedford County has been doing its part to help vaccinate the whole county, which included a mass vaccination clinic event Thursday at Eastlake Community Church (ECC).
A wedding venue in Wirtz had filed a lawsuit against Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that his severe constraints have unfairly violated equal protection. While the court ruling did not go the venue’s way, the owner sees a glimmer of hope.
A Moneta woman was sentenced Friday to nearly three years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of a Moneta man as a result of a DUI vehicle accident Aug. 8, 2019.
The Franklin County Public Library (FCPL) has installed a self-service 24-Hour Library kiosk where the public can access library materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Smith Mountain Lake’s own Hickory Hill Vineyards is celebrating 20 years in business and three medals in the 2021 Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition. The wines were judged as among the best of 544 Virginia wines from over 100 Virginia wineries.
The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives has urged Congress to oppose dramatic increases in postal rates, warning that they could have an adverse effect on electric cooperatives and the members they serve.
Del. Charles D. Poindexter, R-Franklin County, submitted a letter March 24 to Gov. Ralph Northam regarding the proposed housing of unaccompanied migrant children (UAC) at Fort Lee near Petersburg and Hopewell.
Numerous Franklin County High School students and one from Staunton River High School who attend the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School won awards at the Western Virginia Regional Science Fair recently.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office members will participated in the We Care of Franklin County ATV ride on Saturday, April 24, at the Parkridge Sub-Division just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This ride benefits We Care of Franklin County each year it has been held.
Helping to bridge the digital divide in Bedford County, the Chromebooks for Community Success class is a partnership between the Bedford Get Together, ACE of Central VA, and the Bedford Public Library System.
The Vinton Dogwood Festival Committee is asking for help from residents, businesses and volunteers to “help create community spirit” by creating the “Blooming Again Vinton Dogwood Festival Drive-by and Walk-by Yard, Porch and Window Parade.”
Last week, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeff Holland stopped by Burnt Chimney Elementary School and visited Mrs. Davis’ and Mrs. Altice’s classes after being invited by the school. “It’s community helpers week and I surely enjoyed my time interacting with the kiddos, telling them …
A teenager from Bedford died in a single vehicle crash Wednesday after the vehicle he was driving overturned into a stream off Route 460 in the New London area near Lynchburg.
Smith Mountain Lake Democrats held a virtual meeting with Del. Sam Rasoul (D-11th District) on March 22 to update them on changes to Virginia law resulting from the recent session of the General Assembly.
Healthcare facilities in Virginia can expand visitation practices for residents and their families, according to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
A new local boutique business called Kennedy Kay that creates handmade wooden signs, business logos, home décor and other valuables has officially ushered in a new era by opening its first storefront location at 130 Scruggs Road Suite 102, which is next to True Awakeningz. The name comes fro…
Eric & Company Salon Suites, recently renamed from Eric & Company Premiere Salon, is one of the most recognizable salons across Smith Mountain Lake, having first opened its doors in the Westlake area in 1997. He later moved to Fairway Village Shopping Center next to Cancun Mexican Re…
The NFL football season officially came to an end when the defending Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and local high school football is finishing up in a few weeks. For football fans, this means months of waiting until fall arrives for the new season.…
For a second time, the jury trial of Michael Alexander Brown, 23, has been postponed. Brown faces seven felony charges — including murder — in Franklin County Circuit Court in Rocky Mount.
Virginia State Police Trooper N.A. Keister is investigating a two vehicle, head-on crash, which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred Saturday (Mar 27) at 3:11 p.m. on Route 40, two tenths of a mile east of Route 888 in Pittsylvania County.
Walter Thomas Smith, 40, of Bedford, was arrested today by Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in identifying the person of interest in the attached photos for the recent larcenies from mailboxes in the Huddleston area.
Twelve members of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) have been selected to serve as ambassadors for the organization for 2021.
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office canine unit, with the assistance of the Central Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force (CVDGTF), has concluded a 12-month narcotics investigation, which involved a Bedford man.
Smith Mountain Lake Democrats hosted seven candidates running to be the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia in an online forum March 16.
The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and Southside Health District are vaccinating those in Phase 1c while continuing to vaccinate in Phase 1a and 1b.
The Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is recruiting volunteers to serve as advocates for children in the community.
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors, by way of a 6-1 vote March 16, granted a proposed rezoning requesting approval for a distillery store and tasting room that will be in a three-acre parcel located at 96 Builders Pride Drive in Westlake.
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing March 16 regarding a special use permit for a telecommunications tower and voted unanimously in favor of approving the request.
The Franklin County Public Library (FCPL) has installed a self-service 24-Hour Library kiosk where the public can access library materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located at the Summit View Business Park on Route U.S. 220 in Rocky Mount, the kiosk contains 235 books, audiobooks, and D…
In order to provide customers with easy access to make payments and more payment options, the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA) has implemented an advanced electronic billing and payment solution. The upgraded online account access and payments system has an expanded online payment por…
The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) wants boaters to know that there are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the Jan. 1 passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Bedford Town Police, Fire/Rescue and Waste Management, will host a series of events that offer document shredding and prescription drug take back disposal.
Governor Northam has announced a broadband grant award of over $1.1 million for the Franklin County Broadband Authority. Application for funding was based on a multi-phased hybrid approach developed for Franklin County as part of its Broadband Plan adopted in August 2019. This approved Plan …